Javier Baez Breaks His Finger, Out 4-8 Weeks
In case you missed it, Javier Baez broke his finger on Sunday. The doctors have placed the timetable at 4-8 weeks. For Baez, it’s almost a lost year at this point. With him missing the first month due to the passing of his sister and now this, it has to be hard to feel confident if you’re him, especially tonight watching the MLB draft and knowing that back in 2011, that was him on that stage being picked in the 1st round.
It’s got to be even more frustrating for the Cubs front office as there was big talk that he was coming up to DH with several games in AL parks coming up in the next two weeks. He had been hitting very well in Iowa and really deserved the call up. and now this.
At this point, you hope he can get healed up quickly, get some at bats in in the month of August down the stretch for Iowa and then maybe see time with the big club in September. I would think the Cubs and Javy would think strongly about also having him play somewhere this winter as well to get those missed at bats in. We’ll see. It’s just very disappointing news for him.